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Jun 30, 13, 3:36 pm
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Posted By id9795

Lounge access in Sydney, Denspar, Brisbane?

I will be flying LAX-SYD-DPS and returning DPS-BNE-LAX on Delta award ticket.

- LAX-SYD is business on VA, so no issues abt lounge access in LAX

- SYD-DPS in economy on VA - VA does not have a...
Nov 28, 12, 10:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By id9795

Checking out earlier than expected on free nights

YMMV as it is at the hotel's discretion.

I have had to do it once in a property here in US. I approached the Front Desk Manager and explained that I had to checkout that morning itself due to a...
Oct 10, 12, 6:41 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By id9795

How much is your time worth when SDC'ing for more MQMs?

One thing to watch out when using SDC. I had booked a connecting flight once and on the day of travel decided to do SDC to a non-stop that showed plenty availability. Called GM desk, agent said sure,...
Oct 10, 12, 5:20 pm
Replies: 211
Views: 59,121
Posted By id9795

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Sep 5, 12, 10:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By id9795

Thanks!!!! Let me try that!

Thanks!!!! Let me try that!
Sep 5, 12, 8:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By id9795

Agreed - new definition of BYOB!!!!!! :)

Agreed - new definition of BYOB!!!!!! :)
Sep 5, 12, 4:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By id9795

Thanks! I have not tried via FCO and China...

Thanks! I have not tried via FCO and China Airlines - will look into it.

I have a 5 hr layover in AMS, so hopefully a little flight delay should not be a challenge.
Plus the routing is...
Sep 5, 12, 3:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By id9795

Delta round trip is coming to 70K (30 to AMS + 40...

Delta round trip is coming to 70K (30 to AMS + 40 return to US) as Delta is pricing it as a round trip! :-)

+ KLM one way 30K = total 100K. Ideal Delta RT should be 80K, but nothing is available!!!
Sep 5, 12, 3:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By id9795

DL award CVG-AMS and KLM award AMS-DEL - Any check in problems?

Hi!

I am unable to find award availability on DL from Cincinnati - Delhi.

Delta is letting me book Cincinnati (CVG)-AMS and on return DEL-CVG on Skymiles
KLM is showing award availability...
Aug 22, 12, 5:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By id9795

Points deposited into Delta, NO Goodwill jesture

I agree with RogerD408.

On one hand, 1,300 points are very valuable and you are concerned that they went to Delta (possibly not SPG's fault).

On the other hand you are foregoing an...
Aug 21, 12, 9:56 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 16,536
Posted By id9795

Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel - reno, renamed/reopened 2010 [Master Thread]

Stayed recently on a 2 night award stay. As a plat, was upgraded pre-arrival to a suite in the main building, with 2 balconies.

It was the edge (or tip?) of the "cruise ship" if you are familiar...
Aug 21, 12, 9:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By id9795

Advice needed as new to Starwood and FT Starwood forum

And to answer your first question, there are no referral bonuses got opening an SPG account.

Applying for an SPG Amex credit card - yes there are referral bonuses, but not for just
enrolling...
Jul 27, 12, 9:03 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By id9795

I get better rate than SPG Customer Service

OP: I am assuming you are new to SPG if you are making the following assumption

" I guess I erroneously assumed that since rooms are available for reward points that occupancy is not an issue"
...
Apr 30, 12, 10:04 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By id9795

It's live now

Yes, it's live @ 12 Eastern....

and is the same, as speculated (leaked) in the pre-release thread... :-(
Apr 23, 12, 2:03 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,102
Posted By id9795

You mentioned "long stay". Keep in mind...

You mentioned "long stay".

Keep in mind that C&P may be offered on certain days at the hotel, but if you put the start and end day of your "long stay" and if it is not offered on even 1 day in...
Apr 22, 12, 8:11 am
Replies: 647
Views: 138,493
Posted By id9795

Next SPG 2012 Promotion

No, they are different. Option 2 is for ANY chain but Option 3 if for Sheraton only!!!
Apr 18, 12, 8:39 am
Replies: 647
Views: 138,493
Posted By id9795

hmmm. Again, how do I explain to my wife...

hmmm.

Again, how do I explain to my wife that having a lot of one night stands (;) stays) is good for my "Status" and that she will benefit from that as well!!!!!

Maybe we could come up with a...
Apr 5, 12, 7:33 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,227
Posted By id9795

my experience has been mixed

I was in Hawaii recently and besides I had to pay tax above the $ portion of C&P + the resort fee as well.

In Europe last year, I believe they converted $60 to Euro, backed out taxes to charge me...
Mar 14, 12, 9:08 pm
Replies: 222
Views: 27,658
Posted By id9795

I like it!

I like the new app! I do have one comment - could not find the parking rates under transport options for an upcoming stay... Does tell me parking is covered or not, but no rates.
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Mar 6, 12, 8:47 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,351
Posted By id9795

same language problem

I am experiencing the same problem. I tried changing the language to French and then back to English to see if it switches back, but to no avail....
Mar 6, 12, 8:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By id9795

I have never really seen a standard room with 1...

I have never really seen a standard room with 1 King + 1 Double. Perhaps you are hoping for 1 K + 1 sofabed?

You may get a room with 2 Doubles/Queen and request a roll-away (probably at a charge)...
Mar 4, 12, 10:40 am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,351
Posted By id9795

I had pointed this out earlier in the thread as...

I had pointed this out earlier in the thread as well. If we can see the details of the # of years as elite - how many were Platinum, it will be very helpful to track our progress towards the lifetime...
Feb 29, 12, 10:52 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,351
Posted By id9795

maybe we are testing it too early :-)

maybe we are testing it too early :-)
Feb 29, 12, 10:25 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,351
Posted By id9795

Sorry Starwood Lurkers - am complaining already :-(

It does shows # of years as Elite ^ but it does not specify how many were Platinum :td: as to be a Lifetime Platinum you need 10 years of Platinum (not just Elite - as Elite could also be Gold Elite)...
Feb 29, 12, 10:18 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,351
Posted By id9795

New SPG Website

Looks like SPG made changes to their website that popped up at midnight, Eastern time March 1, 2012.

Looks great on first look, has a lot of information summarized on first page, included life to...
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